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Bug 113604

Summary: xterm -iconic doesn't start minimized (fixed in 208, request bump)
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Colin Macdonald <cbm>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) <seemant>
Severity: trivial CC: dickey
Priority: High    
Version: 2005.1   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Colin Macdonald 2005-11-25 19:28:54 UTC
  xload -iconic
  xterm -iconic

xterm doesn't start minimized (tested with Gnome (metacity) and WindowMaker).

This is probably an upstream bug but I didn't see it fixed in the changelog of
more recent versions.  The xterm author says he "respond[s] to bug reports in a
number of bug-tracking systems" so I figure this one will do!
I've emailed him the link to this bug.
Comment 1 Thomas Dickey 2005-11-26 04:22:45 UTC
This sounds like one I noticed a few months ago.  I think
I mentioned it in discussion of a bug report, but it's a
separate issue.  My note on it says:
    oops -iconic doesn't work (in fvwm it starts to iconify, then bounces up)
    That breaks with the toolbar option.
    tek4014 doesn't start iconified anyway.
Comment 2 Colin Macdonald 2005-11-26 11:08:47 UTC
Oops, sorry I didn't see that note anywhere.

Did you mean that this issue is fixed in a version of xterm > patch #205?
Comment 3 Thomas Dickey 2005-11-26 11:47:22 UTC
no - I meant that I saw it, spent a little time investigating it
without seeing the solution, but (given the context of 203-206),
was spending most of my time on other problems.  I hadn't tested
that on other window managers.  It's possible that the cause is
from doing some operation on a child window rather than the shell.
I kept that in mind as I was making layout fixes - I recall coming
across some that weren't, but have the impression those fixes were
in 204 or 205.  (I'll retest this report against #207, of course).
Comment 4 Thomas Dickey 2006-01-02 13:20:51 UTC
I see the problem now - earlier I was looking in the wrong place.
There's an XtParent() in main.c that should be SHELL_OF().
That seems to work, will be in #208.
Comment 5 Colin Macdonald 2006-01-02 23:11:17 UTC
Marking resolved LATER, I'll close it when 208 is in the tree.

Thanks Thomas.
Comment 6 Colin Macdonald 2006-01-07 14:10:23 UTC
Version 208 is out which has a fix for this bug.  Request a bump in portage.
Comment 7 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-15 10:58:51 UTC
in portage